Dietician Vanessa Yurchesyn spearheaded Making Menus Matter, a joint project of NB Dieticians in Action and the New Brunswick Medical Society. The project gathered menus for school lunches in every school district in the province and evaluated their compliance with New Brunswick’s healthy school lunch policy. The initiative found that only 27% of school lunches in the province were up to snuff. Yurchesyn says that the study’s findings will help her group to highlight best practices for school lunches, and help underperforming schools to improve their food offering.

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